Psalm 18:6
New International Version
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.

New Living Translation
But in my distress I cried out to the LORD; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears.

English Standard Version
In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

Berean Study Bible
In my distress I called upon the LORD and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for His help reached His ears.

New American Standard Bible
In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.

King James Bible
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

Christian Standard Bible
I called to the LORD in my distress, and I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

Contemporary English Version
I was in terrible trouble when I called out to you, but from your temple you heard me and answered my prayer.

Good News Translation
In my trouble I called to the LORD; I called to my God for help. In his temple he heard my voice; he listened to my cry for help.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I called to the LORD in my distress, and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry to Him reached His ears.

International Standard Version
In my distress I cried to the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his Temple he heard my voice; my cry reached his ears.

NET Bible
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried out to my God. From his heavenly temple he heard my voice; he listened to my cry for help.

New Heart English Bible
In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God. He heard my voice out of his temple. My cry before him came into his ears.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In my suffering I cried to Lord Jehovah, and I cried to my God, and he heard my voice from his temple, and my shout came before him and entered his ears.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I called on the LORD in my distress. I cried to my God for help. He heard my voice from his temple, and my cry for help reached his ears.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried unto my God; Out of His temple He heard my voice, And my cry came before Him unto His ears.

New American Standard 1977
In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In my distress I called upon the LORD and cried unto my God; he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

King James 2000 Bible
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

American King James Version
In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

American Standard Version
In my distress I called upon Jehovah, And cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of his temple, And my cry before him came into his ears.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And when I was afflicted I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of this holy temple, and my cry shall enter before him, even into his ears.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In my affliction I called upon the Lord, and I cried to my God: And he heard my voice from his holy temple: and my cry before him came into his ears.

Darby Bible Translation
In my distress I called upon Jehovah, and I cried out to my God; he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, into his ears.

English Revised Version
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry before him came into his ears.

Webster's Bible Translation
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

World English Bible
In my distress I called on Yahweh, and cried to my God. He heard my voice out of his temple. My cry before him came into his ears.

Young's Literal Translation
In mine adversity I call Jehovah, And unto my God I cry. He heareth from His temple my voice, And My cry before Him cometh into His ears.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Rock
5The cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. 6In my distress I called upon the LORD and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for His help reached His ears. 7Then the earth shook and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains trembled; they were shaken because He burned with anger.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:23
If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to Me in distress, I will surely hear their cry.

Deuteronomy 4:30
When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, then in later days you will return to the LORD your God and listen to His voice.

Psalm 3:4
To the LORD I cry aloud, and He answers me from His holy hill. Selah

Psalm 4:1
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved my distress; show me grace and hear my prayer.

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD is on His heavenly throne. His eyes are watching closely; they examine the sons of men.

Psalm 27:4
One thing I have asked of the LORD, this is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and seek Him in His temple.

Psalm 31:22
In my alarm I said, "I am cut off from Your sight!" But You heard my plea for mercy when I called to You for help.

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are inclined to their cry.

Psalm 50:15
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me."

Psalm 66:14
the vows that my lips promised and my mouth spoke in my distress.

Psalm 66:19
But God has surely heard; He has attended to the sound of my prayer.

Psalm 88:2
May my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry.

Psalm 116:4
Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, deliver my soul!"

Psalm 118:5
In my distress I called to the LORD, and He answered and set me free.

Psalm 119:169
May my cry come before You, O LORD; give me understanding according to Your word.

Psalm 120:1
In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He answered me.

Jonah 2:2
saying: "In my distress I called to the LORD and He answered me. From the belly of Sheol I called for help, and You heard my voice.

Jonah 2:7
As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD. My prayer went up to You, to Your holy temple.

Treasury of Scripture

In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

distress

Psalm 18:3,4
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies…

Psalm 50:15
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Psalm 130:1,2
A Song of degrees. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD…

heard

Psalm 5:7
But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Psalm 27:4,5
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple…

my cry

Exodus 2:23
And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

1 Kings 8:27-30
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? …

2 Chronicles 30:27
Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.







Lexicon
In my distress
בַּצַּר־ (baṣ·ṣar-)
Preposition-b, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

I called
אֶֽקְרָ֣א (’eq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

upon
לִ֤י ׀ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

the LORD
יְהוָה֮ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and I cried to
וְאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

my God
אֱלֹהַ֪י (’ĕ·lō·hay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

for help.
אֲשַׁ֫וֵּ֥עַ (’ă·šaw·wê·a‘)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7768: To be free, to halloo

From His temple
מֵהֵיכָל֣וֹ (mê·hê·ḵā·lōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1964: A large public building, palace, temple

He heard
יִשְׁמַ֣ע (yiš·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

my voice,
קוֹלִ֑י (qō·w·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

and my cry for His help
וְ֝שַׁוְעָתִ֗י (wə·šaw·‘ā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7775: A cry for help

reached
תָּב֬וֹא (tā·ḇō·w)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

His ears.
בְאָזְנָֽיו׃ (ḇə·’ā·zə·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 241: Broadness, the ear
(6) Out Of his temple.--Rather, Place--plainly, as in Psalm 11:4; Psalm 29:9, the heavenly abode of Jehovah.

My cry.--In Samuel only, "my cry in his ears."

Verse 6. - In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God. At this supreme moment, when he is entangled in the snares, and on the point of being slain, the psalmist represents himself as invoking the aid of the Almighty. As HengstenBerg notes, "While the manifold distresses are united in the beginning of the verse into one great 'distress,' so the manifold Divine hearings and helps are united into a single grand hearing and help" - and, we may add, the manifold cries into one great cry. He heard my voice out of his temple; i.e. his tabernacle, since the temple was not yet built (comp. Psalm 5:7; Psalm 11:4); or perhaps, "out of heaven "(Cheyne). And my cry came before him, even into his ears (comp. Exodus 2:23, where the same word is used for the "cry" of the children of Israel in Egypt). 18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. David was a praying man, and God was found a prayer-hearing God. If we pray as he did, we shall speed as he did. God's manifestation of his presence is very fully described, ver. 7-15. Little appeared of man, but much of God, in these deliverances. It is not possible to apply to the history of the son of Jesse those awful, majestic, and stupendous words which are used through this description of the Divine manifestation. Every part of so solemn a scene of terrors tells us, a greater than David is here. God will not only deliver his people out of their troubles in due time, but he will bear them up under their troubles in the mean time. Can we meditate on ver. 18, without directing one thought to Gethsemane and Calvary? Can we forget that it was in the hour of Christ's deepest calamity, when Judas betrayed, when his friends forsook, when the multitude derided him, and the smiles of his Father's love were withheld, that the powers of darkness prevented him? The sorrows of death surrounded him, in his distress he prayed, Heb 5:7. God made the earth to shake and tremble, and the rocks to cleave, and brought him out, in his resurrection, because he delighted in him and in his undertaking.
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